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Understanding food habits: a sociological perspective

  • Number of credits 7.5 Credits
  • Level Master’s level
  • Study form Web-based (online)
  • Starting Autumn Term 2018

About the course

Food choice and eating behaviour are explored using perspectives such as class, gender, ethnicity, age, etc. The modern concept of individual responsibility for one’s health is pitted against existing societal structures which aid or hamper attempts to adopt healthy eating behaviours. This complex interplay of agency and structure is then applied to real life contexts through assignments dealing with availability, prevailing food and health discourses, and personal/professional development.

Application and eligibility

Understanding food habits: a sociological perspective, 7.5 hp

Visa tillfällen för föregående termin Autumn Term 2018 Det finns inga senare terminer för kursen


Lectures begin on week starting 3 September 2018


Lectures end during the week of 14 January 2019

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Type of studies

Mixed, 25%, Distance

Number of mandatory meetings

No mandatory meetings.

Number of on campus meetings

No on campus meetings.

Required Knowledge

Univ. Courses at least 90 ECTS in one subject. Proficiency in English equivalent to Swedish upper secondary course English A (IELTS (Academic) with a minimum overall score of 5.5 and no individual score below 5.0. TOEFL PBT (Paper-based Test) with a minimum total score of 530 and a minimum TWE score of 4. TOEFL iBT (Internet-based Test) with a minimum total score of 72 and a minimum score of 17 on the Writing Section). Where the language of instruction is Swedish, applicants must prove proficiency in Swedish to the level required for basic eligibility for higher studies.


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Online applications are now open. You will be transferred to Application deadline is 16 April 2018.

Application and Tuition fees

As a citizen of a country outside the European Union (EU), the European Economic Area (EEA) or Switzerland, you are required to pay application and tuition fees for studies at Umeå University.

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